Thoughts from the Side of the House…

The Grotto Snowflake Photo: Yet Another Surprise (Part 4)

Every time the story of Our Lady's image in a snowflake seems to be over, another new and unlikely connection emerges.


A Man Who Made an Impact

Dr. Richard C. Boling Sr. was good to me when I needed him. That is something I'll never forget.

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May!

Our son wanted to go to Rome but did not have the money. So what's he doing in Rome today?

Maybe the Tuesday Morning Wedding Time Wasn’t Such a Bad Idea

My grandparents' Tuesday morning wedding reveals a clarity about marriage often lacking today.

Pausing Briefly from Serious and Important Stuff… The Side of the House has a NEWLY RESTORED DOOR!

If you find yourself sipping scotch with me on the Side of the House this summer, you might notice something different.

The Grotto Snowflake Photo: New and Unexpected Twists (Part 3)

The story of Our Lady's surprise at the Grotto at Notre Dame last December just keeps surprising us all.

The Wisdom Story Behind St. Valentine’s Day

The origin of Valentine's Day is sketchy. But don't let that obscure the beauty of the wisdom story that inspired it.

Little Things Are Actually Big Things

Small gestures of kindness can make a lasting impact on the lives of our friends. My basement stairs can attest to this.

Who had a larger crowd? Obama? Trump? (Yawn) Fr. Peyton used to draw a million all the time. The rosary is more powerful.

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